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@  Kalidor : (22 October 2020 - 06:43 PM)

What did it look like?

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 01:34 PM)

I swear I remember getting the Happymeal G1 minibot as a child, but I live 2.5 hours from St. Louis, which is the only place they apparently came out. It's possible that I got it on a family vacation, though, as we went to Six Flags pretty often.

@  ▲ndrusi : (22 October 2020 - 01:07 PM)

Conversely, I had the Gobot helicopter from Wendy's and I was absolutely convinced it was an actual Transformer.

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 08:13 AM)

I used to rubber-band Hot-Wheels style construction vehicles together and pretend it was Devestator.

@  Bass X0 : (21 October 2020 - 05:26 PM)

When I was about four years old, my parents bought me Bugbite and tried to tell me it was Bumblebee. I was not yet a fan of Transformers, but I knew that wasn't Bumblebee. I didn't even have the real Bumblebee at that time.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:39 PM)

It would come with two soundtracks: the eighties classic and one featuring dubstep and the VAs are popular Youtubers.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 12:13 PM)

But yeah, reading it: I came off as a bit of an ass.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:52 AM)

I just couldn't think of worse music than disco...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 11:35 AM)

What were you trying to imply with the mocking sarcasm, though? Nobody suggested that '80s music was any more "of it's time" than '70s music.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:18 AM)

I said that disco wouldn't fare much better with the same context: media is property of it's time; biases, culture and limitations are all inherent in that. Some stuff can be brought forward because of an inherently timeless nature or the simplicity with which it was made but lots of media is a time capsule of the period of when it was made.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 08:46 AM)

I'm not sure what you're trying to imply, or what you even think I said.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 08:11 AM)

Yeah, cause disco would make the transition so much better...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 07:17 AM)

I feel the '80s music would be jarring when running over current-day CGI instead of well, '80s visuals.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 05:39 AM)

Not a remake, reanimated scene for scene, like that fan vid titled they were always real to me.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 October 2020 - 04:37 AM)

Because we need more remakes these days.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:36 AM)

Be a hoot if these Studio Series 86 toys led to Transformers The Move Reanimated like Pokemon Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution.

@  Paladin : (20 October 2020 - 05:15 PM)

only takes three pounds to be a cereal killer.

@  Kalidor : (20 October 2020 - 04:54 PM)

5 pounds is a lot of cereal! /deadpan

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 October 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Seems the area near my work place is due to be gentrified. Electric car ports, fifty pound haircuts and five pound bowls of cereal in breakfast cafes I'll bet.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 11:31 PM)

@ZakuConvoy Lumines Electric Symphony. So still halfway interesting, and it’ll play on the PS TV

@  Demovere Xeno : (19 October 2020 - 10:36 PM)

@Maximus: I paired the Battle Patrol with Ironworks and they look good together, though the Off Road Patrol would probably fit best as vehicles you're likely to find at a construction site.

@  ZakuConvoy : (19 October 2020 - 09:39 PM)

So...was it something like Tearaway or Gravity Rush or was it just a FIFA or a Madden?

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2020 - 08:26 PM)

Sounds like they need to clean more often.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 06:51 PM)

From the depths of Walmart's backroom comes...a Playstation Vita game in 2020?

@  Telly : (19 October 2020 - 02:20 PM)

and my bow

@  Donocropolis : (19 October 2020 - 11:49 AM)

<GIMLI> And my axe! </GIMLI>

@  Donocropolis : (19 October 2020 - 11:47 AM)

He's got my vote!

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2020 - 11:26 AM)

Mayor?

@  Maximus Ambus : (19 October 2020 - 07:38 AM)

Greasepit for the Sports Car Patrol, Airwave for the Airstrike Patrol, Hot House for the Rescue Patrol, Ironworks for ????

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 04:09 AM)

My local Walmart FINALLY got a restock of Generations during the early September reset and got a big shipment of Earthrise wave 1 (the first I’d seen around here). IF, and that’s a big IF, they restock I’m expecting a bunch of wave 3. Or wave 2. But we’ll be skipping one of those waves.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 04:08 AM)

Barricade hanging around

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 04:08 AM)

Brunt barely appeared here at all, wave 3 was pretty much skipped for a big load of wave 4, with Impactor and

@  wonko the sane? : (18 October 2020 - 10:13 PM)

Brunt is shelfwarming around me. One walmart moved the whole lot of them off to a side shelf, but couldn't be added to liquidate them.

@  unluckiness : (18 October 2020 - 09:01 PM)

Ironworks is a plague. No idea if it was overproduced or if nobody wants it but thing's clogging shelves.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 October 2020 - 04:23 PM)

My walmart the few times I go in will be lucky to have two or three transformers period.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 October 2020 - 10:29 AM)

I mostly just see walls of Ironworks. And the occassional Siege Hound.

@  Paladin : (18 October 2020 - 08:44 AM)

condolences.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 08:40 AM)

My local Symths is still chock full of Earthrise wave 1.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 October 2020 - 08:24 AM)

Yup, generally so much they don't bother with any other waves as the existing stock doesn't sell out.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:56 AM)

All the damn time.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:56 AM)

If there's anything there's going to be plenty of stock, it's wave 1.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:56 AM)

I'm really not worried about wave 1 of a new line EVER.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 October 2020 - 07:47 AM)

At least you got listings for kingdom. walmart canada won't list them until they're actually in stock and that could very well never happen. I'm gonna get mine from BBTS cause I'm not missing out on the maximals.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:32 AM)

And I don't buy the "they all sold out" explanation. The Kingdom figures are still listed.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:32 AM)

I don't see any of Friday's reveals at Walmart.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:23 AM)

There's a difference between "sold out" and "no trace of a listing".

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:23 AM)

There is still a listing for the scalped and sold out Walmart exclusive limited edition version of Gigawatt.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:22 AM)

But there should still be a listing.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 October 2020 - 06:30 AM)

Probably got scalped and sold out in seconds.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 04:10 AM)

And I don't see links anywhere either.


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#1 Bass X0

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Posted 21 May 2020 - 05:39 PM

Some of you will not survive the culture shock. Others may never want to return to the present day.
 
 
 

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Posted 21 May 2020 - 05:42 PM

Do we de-age as well, or go back as is?

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Posted 21 May 2020 - 05:45 PM

Wooohoo slap bracelets body heat shirts neon everywhere lets a-go


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Posted 21 May 2020 - 05:49 PM

Lack of high speed internet

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Posted 21 May 2020 - 05:52 PM

Buy up all the clearance Fort Max and Thunderwings and Bludgeons to bring back with us.


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Posted 21 May 2020 - 08:28 PM

Free-range latchkey kids ftw! Woohoo!


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#7 Steevy Maximus

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Posted 21 May 2020 - 08:36 PM

Lack of high speed internet

Guess we'll have to travel to the library and read books!  Or rent a movie (Tim Burton's Batman should be on VHS!)!  Or get some $1 comic books!  Or play some awesome classic games!

 

So, if we're going back to 1990, how much money do we need?  Here's some stuff to help-

GI Joe 1990: It was actually a good year for Joe, especially if you factor in carryovers from the prior year.  Might even find some leftover Night Force at Toys R Us!

http://www.3djoes.com/1990.html

 

Transformers didn't have a great year, but how about them clearance sales?!

 

Kenner's 1990 offerings- https://www.flickr.c...157626615021315

 

JC Penny 1990 https://christmas.mu...-Christmas-Book

 

Sears 1990 https://christmas.mu...-Christmas-Book


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#8 Copper Bezel

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Posted 21 May 2020 - 08:48 PM

I hate time travel. It sounds cool, but always ends up really inconvenient.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 21 May 2020 - 08:49 PM

I'm... back in school.  So no.  Just no to the 90's through, say, 2016 or so?

 

hug, honestly, life hasn't really gotten good until the last few years, so yeah.


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Posted 21 May 2020 - 09:00 PM

I'd be 6 so first/second grade?  Yeah, it'd be ALL about doing a big visit to Toys R Us....or more likely KB Toys.  Back when you had toy stores in physical malls.



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Posted 21 May 2020 - 09:01 PM

Why? Nostalgia culture means that even the 90s are better now than they were in the 90s.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 22 May 2020 - 05:40 AM

the 90's for me was 8 to 17 ... 

 

that covers a wide range of things I was interested in ... the 2 extreme ends of this time travel jaunt would be very different people - and to be honest, both of them would be disappointed when they met 38 year old me ... one because I'm not an Astronaut and the other because I don't have a harem of large busted redheads to distract me from doing weird time travel stunts. 

 

but yeah dude... I would get in on microsoft and google stocks SO HARD. 

 

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Posted 22 May 2020 - 09:15 AM

Id take a butt load of cash buy out a bunch of toy stores payoff a storage container for 20 years and crack that puppy open now


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Posted 22 May 2020 - 12:31 PM

im gonna need a baseball bat and someone to distract some teachers.i have accounts to settle. 



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Posted 22 May 2020 - 01:29 PM

I'm... back in school.  So no.  

 

i echo this sentiment


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Posted 22 May 2020 - 02:18 PM

Yeah, it would suck to be middle-aged me stuck in a kid/teenage body. It'd be very difficult to roam around on my own.

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Posted 22 May 2020 - 02:22 PM

That part would be inconvenient, but worth it I think. I'd wait 5 years to be 20 again.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 22 May 2020 - 04:08 PM

Yeah, I would love a do-over, knowing now what I didn't know then.



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Posted 22 May 2020 - 05:30 PM

Nah, I'm good. I wouldn't want to risk losing what I have now by altering (or trying to alter) history.

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Posted 22 May 2020 - 06:23 PM

Allspark wasn't around until '99 so I'll see you all in 9 years.


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